From Canada: I suffered an injury/misalignment to my neck in the past that caused a lot of issues with brain fog/cognitive decline. It also made it so when I got even a little bit stressed out, I’d get a lot of muscle tension, which would only worsen the brain fog/cognitive decline/short term memory loss. And because I had these cognitive issues, virtually everything that would require me to think (reading, writing, research, contemplation, etc) caused stress, muscle tension and then cognitive issues.
It eventually got to a point where the only way to not get stressed out, and therefore not have muscle tension and cognitive decline, was to simply not think. I did this by just spending days, weeks or months watching movies/tv.
Anyway, I’m at a point now where the injury has been corrected, but I seem to have attached these “triggers” to all of those old things that used to cause me issue. The problem is that these things aren’t specific, but again, very general things like reading, working, researching, etc. So, at this point, I still find myself watching movies/tv most of the day when I am not moving around or doing something trivial like housework, etc, in order to avoid the muscle tension and cognitive decline that would result.
What’s worse is that these “triggers” get tripped automatically now without me actually having to get stressed out when performing those thought-intensive tasks; and they often happen within seconds/minutes of starting them. I simply start doing them and the symptoms immediately return until I stop.
This issue is very frustrating and confusing, although I assume it is not unlike those people who break their legs in a traumatic event and even when their legs physically recover they still can’t walk because their brain has ingrained the misfiring signal/dysfunction.
I imagine if I was living in hunter-gather times or could spend the next 2 years living as monk, the issue would resolve itself. Unfortunately, that isn’t possible, so I am wondering if there is some type of therapy you’d recommend to correct/alleviate this issue?
Currently, I am on no medication and not receiving any therapy.